Friday, July 31, 2020

Easy Galley Meals for Sailing, Boating Cruising

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Galley Recipe of the Week

Pea-Nutty Salad

    When you need a quick side dish to go with meat or fish from the grill, this zesty salad adds color to the table.  Don’t have a freezer? A bag of frozen peas will thaw in the chiller or well-iced  icebox and be OK for up to three days.

½ cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup bottled Italian dressing
½ teaspoon ground ginger
    Whisk together in the serving bowl and fold in remaining ingredients. Serve at once.
1 bag (16 ounces ) green peas, thaw
6 pieces pe-cooked bacom, chopped
1 cup each peanuts, raisins and sliced celery
Small sweet onion, diced
    Serves 8.

When you make your own gorp, snacks, trail mix you save money, package for freshness, control ingredients and portions. See 

Tips for the Galley Chef

    * A couple of hot. freshly hard-boiled eggs in each jacket pocket warm a sailor on a lonely night watch. Later they’re a healthful snack.

* Make classic Rice Krispy bar cookies. While they are warm use buttered hands  to form into small bowls. Just before serving, fill with fresh fruit.

    * Make your own hot mustard. Mix ½ cup each Coleman’s dry mustard, vinegar and sugar with one egg. Refrigerate overnight. Cook in a heavy pan over low heat or in a double boiler, stirring until it’s thick.

    * Don’t have any raspberry vinegar? Make raspberry vinaigrette by stirring in a tablespoon or two of raspberry jam.

Pantry Recipe of the Week

    This is this week’s recipe using only stowed ingredients. For a total guide to choosing, stowing and using pantry foods (stowables from the supermarket, not survival rations) see Survival Food Handbook in Kindle or paperback.

No-Bake Brownies
12-ounce package real chocolate chips
12-ounce can evaporated milk
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
    Over medium heat, melt the chocolate chips in the milk, remove from heat and fold in crumbs. Spread in a pan and chill several hours. 



 Farley Halladay is the Yacht Yenta in this Kindle series of cozy mysteries by a widow whose husband was killed on board their ketch in the Virgin Islands. Did he fall or was he pushed?  Book 4 (out of five books so far) is April Avenger.

Skillet Meal of the Week
    One hungry crew, one pan to wash, one great meal. Depending on appetites, you choose the size of the chicken portions, and add more potatoes for big eaters.
Monterey Chicken
4 portions boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups scrubbed,  thin-sliced potatoes
Medium zucchini, sliced
4-ounce jar diced, marinated artichokes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Brown chicken in the butter and add potatoes, turning to brown them. Add zuchini and artichokes with their juice. Cover and cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender and chicken tests done at 170 degrees. Sprinkle with cheese. Serves 4.

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